Acclaimed Author Michael Gerard Bauer’s Cabra Visit


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On Monday 29th July acclaimed Brisbane author Michael Gerard Bauer visited Cabra College. To help us celebrate Book Week for 2013 he addressed several hundred students from Years 6-8 during lively and supremely amusing talks in St. Dominic’s Hall and the Dance Studio.

Bauer, author of many books for children and young adults is perhaps best known for his school days saga which begins with the irrepressible Don’t Call Me Ishmael. This perennially popular series charts the fortunes of Ishmael Leseur as he starts Year 9 at the all Boys’ school St Daniels. The author held his young audience spellbound with his tales of how ordinary people and events are transformed into stories for all to share.

A former English and Economics teacher, Michael Gerard Bauer knows his audience well and whether writing or speaking our students found it easy to relate to his often hilarious anecdotes. Bauer’s books are published by Omnibus Books an imprint of Scholastic. For a full list of the author’s books click here.

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Adelaide Author D.M. Cornish’s Cabra Visit


  On Wednesday 23rd May as part of National Year of Reading acclaimed Adelaide author and illustrator D.M. Cornish  visited Cabra College. He addressed several hundred students from Years 6-10 during two brilliantly informative talks in the newly opened St. Dominic’s Hall.

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Accompanying his account of how he got started as a writer with dozens of his own intricately drawn illustrations, Mr Cornish held the pupils captivated. Each session concluded with a detailed and at times humourous question and answer session. The author signed copies of his Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy during Recess, posing for photos with excited students. After an invitation-only lunch with lucky pupils Mr Cornish led a unique writing workshop with a Year 10 Extension English class. Students left this session buzzing with ideas for stories, novels and worlds of their own to build. D.M Cornish is the author of the well received fantasy series, Monster Blood Tattoo originally published by Omnibus Books here in Adelaide.

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